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Man awarded $7.4M for botched surgery at NY Hospital

A 38-year-old plaintiff recovered a $7.4 million verdict for an upstate New York man who sued after a botched gall bladder surgery at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Dr. Christopher Touloukian performed the surgery on November 23, 2015. The patient now suffers severe and life-altering injuries to his bile duct system due to what the jury found was negligence on the part of the surgeon in placing a surgical clip in an admittedly wrong location. This negligent clip placement resulted in severe damage to the common hepatic duct.

The attorney in the case, Thomas Mortati, said the plaintiff, whose name was not released, now has a permanent drain protruding from his chest and needs daily dressing changes and saline flushes.

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